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Edwin Barnes, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1804
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1846
Wilson County
North Carolina, USA

* SON OF JOHN BARNES OF EDGECOMBE *
Edwin Barnes, Sr. is one of 4 children of John Barnes & Polly Dew buried here in Maplewood. They include: James D. Barnes, Elizabeth Barnes Farmer, and Elisha Barnes.
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Edwin Barnes Sr. was born 1804 in Edgecombe County, NC, the 4th of 7 known surviving children (5 boys/2 girls) born to farmers John Barnes and his wife, Mary "Polly" Dew.

He was the paternal grandson of Dempsey Barnes Sr. & Sarah Dew; and gr-grandson of Joseph Barnes & Elizabeth Whitely, all of Bertie Pct, Edgecombe County. He is a direct descendant of this family's patriarch, Edward Barnes (1691-1762) who came to Bertie Pct, Edgecombe Co, NC from Isle of Wight, VA in the early 1700's. On his mother's side, he was the maternal grandson John Dew and Sarah Thomas of Edgecombe County.

Edwin was about 23 years old when he married 19-year old Theresa Simms of Edgecombe County in 1827. The couple farmed in the Edgecombe County area, and would become parents to 9 known children (6 boys/3 girls): George Washington Barnes (1829-1847), John Thomas Barnes, CSA (1830-1894), Della Barnes (1830-1858), Benjamin Simms Barnes (1838-1838), Diana Barnes (1836-1914), Capt. Arthur Barnes, CSA (1837-1899), Dr. Edwin Barnes, CSA (1839-1882), Lafayette Barnes, CSA (1840-1861), and Sarah "Sally" Barnes (1842-1900+).

Edwin died young, passing in 1846 at age 42, shortly after the family had removed to Wilson County. His wife of 19 years would survive him another 43 years, passing in 1889 at age 81.

Of his children, all his surviving sons served in the Military. His eldest, George, died in Mexico in 1847 during the Mexican War. His 4 younger sons (John, Arthur, Edwin and Lafayette) all served with the Confederate States Army, with Lafayette reportedly being killed in Virginia in 1861. His surviving 3 sons married and had children, and all lived in Wilson; although Arthur, an attorney and CSA veteran, would later remove to Washington, D.C., but not before serving as Mayor of Wilson (1870). John, who stepped in as male head of the household after his father and older brother's death, would become one of Wilson's leading businessmen. Son, Edwin, was a prominent physician in Wilson and CSA veteran.

As for his daughters, Della never married and died in 1858 at age 25. Daughter, Diana, married Nathan Thomas Roundtree/Rountree, but was left childless and a widow by 1861. She never remarried and died in 1914, the last surviving member of this family. Youngest daughter, Sally, married prominent Wilson businessman, Oswald Lipscomb, who was a partner of Sally's brother, John T. Barnes; and who was one of Wilson's most talented architects. He is credited with building the historic "Moses Roundtree" house, built for Moses Roundtree, brother to his first wife, Penelope Roundtree. He and Sally never had any children, but she was stepmother to his only son, James Lipscomb, who was later associated with the Wilson Cotton Mill.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Theresa Simms Barnes (1808 - 1889)*
 
 Children:
  George Washington Barnes (1829 - 1847)*
  John Thomas Barnes (1830 - 1894)*
  Della Barnes Simms (1832 - 1858)*
  Benjamin Simms Barnes (1834 - 1834)*
  Diana Barnes Rountree (1836 - 1914)*
  Arthur Barnes (1837 - 1899)*
  Edwin Barnes (1839 - 1882)*
  Lafayette Barnes (1840 - 1861)*
  Sarah Barnes Lipscomb (1842 - 1907)*
  William Thomas Barnes (1847 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Wilson
Wilson County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: pbfries
Record added: Oct 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43470391
Edwin Barnes, Sr
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